Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow
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Lest we forget: music for Remembrance Day
4. Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow
A beautiful piece of pastoral music, conjuring idyllic scenes of rolling countryside. Butterworth composed the piece in 1913, and it was first performed in the following year. He was killed at the age of 31 during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.